Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
The Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers meet for game three of their weekend series in Colorado with the series tied at a game each. The Rockies are -155 favorites over the Dodgers with an over/under run total set at 10.
The Colorado Rockies needed extra innings to get it done on Saturday but they battled all of the way getting the win. Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer each had two hits including home runs while Dexter Fowler, Troy Tulowitzki, Nolan Arenado, and Yorvit Torreable each had two hits as the Rickies scored seven runs on 14 hits. Johoulys Chacin was the starting pitcher for the Rockies and he allowed nine hits and five runs while striking out two over 6.0 innings but he didn’t factor in the decision as Matt Belisle picked up the win to raise his record to 3-2 on the year. For Sunday’s game the Rockies start Jorge De La Rosa who has won his last four decisions. For the season De La Rosa has allowed 58 hits and 22 earned runs while striking out 38 over 62.2 innings for a 6-3 record and a 3.16 ERA.
The Los Angeles Dodgers lost again on Saturday as they are alone in last place in the NL West. On Saturday Tim Federwicz had two hits including a home run and Carl Crawford and Jerry Hairston Jr. each had two hits as the Dodgers scored six runs on 11 hits. Starting pitcher Zack Greinke has failed to live up to the expectations as he allowed nine hits and fourruns while striking out three over 5.1 innings but he didn’t factor in the decision as Ronald Belisario blew his third save of the year and Matt Guerrier took the loss to fall to 1-2 on the season. For Sunday’s game the Dodgers start Hyun-Jin Ryu who has won his last three decisions. For the season Ryu has allowed 59 hits and 23 earned runs while striking out 67 over 71.2 innings for a 6-2 record and a 2.89 ERA.
Colorado is 21-7 in their last 28 games as a favorite, 2-5 in their last seven games against a team with a losing record, and 28-4 in De La Rosa’s last 32 home starts. Los Angeles is 3-10 in their last 13 road games, 4-14 in their last 18 games against a team with a winning record, and 5-2 in Ryu’s last seven starts. Colorado is 0-10 in De La Rosa’s last 10 starts against Los Angeles.
This one should belong to the pitchers even at Coors Field.